Definition of Matilda

1. Proper noun. (Germanic female given name). ¹



2. Noun. (UK army historical) Either of two British infantry tanks in use during World War II, the '''Infantry Tank Mark I''' or '''Infantry Tank Mark II'''. ¹

3. Noun. (Australia) A bundle of possessions, often tied up in a sack; a swag. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matilda

1. a hobo's bundle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matilda

mathieu plier
mathlete
mathletes
mathmagician
mathmagicians
mathom
mathoms
maths
mathurin
matico
maticos
matie
matier
maties
matiest
matilda (current term)
matildas
matildite
matilija poppy
matily
matin
matinal
matinee
matinee idol
matinees
matiness
matinesses
mating
mating isolate
mating season

Literary usage of Matilda

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1. Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest by Agnes Strickland (1885)
"matilda of Boulogne, the last of our Anglo-Norman queens, was a princess of the ancient royal line of English monarchs. Her mother, Mary of Scotland, ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"In England and Normandy, on the other hand, the belief seems to have been that the notion of placing matilda in a post so unusual in her sex did not come ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As queen, matilda was humble, pious, and generous, and was always ready to help the oppressed and unfortunate. She wielded a-wholesome influence over the ..."

4. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"SARAH matilda THOMPSON, dau. of William Smyth and Mary Elizabeth Groome Thompson, m. ... 8th Feb'y 1849, Mary matilda Fisher, dau. of Dr. Jacob and Mary Ann ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1825)
"Thus " Tremaine" has been imputed to several noblemen, without being as yet owned by any body; thus, too, ' matilda' has already glittered under four or ..."

6. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"Donation of the Countess matilda. The most authentic and considerable of these donations was that of all the possessions of the famous Countess matilda to ..."

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